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LARGE, DETACHED, CHARACTER HOUSE, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, WI-FI & SAUNA

Helen Tunnicliffe

Speaks English, French
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Helen Tunnicliffe

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LARGE, DETACHED, CHARACTER HOUSE, PRIVATE HEATED POOL, WI-FI & SAUNA

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area - La Longère Charentaise

5 bedrooms, 2 lounges, huge kitchen, sleeps 10 - 12, ideal 2or3 families sharing

A completely renovated, very spacious five bedroom detached Charentaise house on the edge of a small hamlet, overlooking open countryside - yet only 2 miles from the small market town of St Savinien.

The property has been the subject of a total renovation and has been completely refitted throughout. It has been comfortably equipped with quality furniture and appliances. Bed Linen and Towels are included in the rental price.

The house comprises: a huge well-fitted dining kitchen with seating for up to 12 guests, a massive central lounge with TV and seating for 7, and further large lounge with two settees seating 6. A Utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer and a downstairs WC / Shower room.

Upstairs - A huge master bedroom & en suite shower room. Three further double bedrooms, family bathroom with shower and a small single bedroom.

Outside - large gardens and terraces. Safety fenced, heated private pool (8x4 meters), & infants splash pool, garden sauna cabin, parking & carport.

In the garden we have; A large Table Tennis table, a Basketball Hoop, a Badminton / Volleyball Net and Football Goals. For the under fives; a splash pool, a little tykes playhouse and a slide.

We also have a selection of bicycles for all ages - ranging from 3 years upwards.

Christmas & New Year Rentals:

Our house is, despite its size, a very warm cozy home in the winter. We have full gas central heating and wood-burners in the lounge, snug and kitchen. At Christmas we can supply a fully decorated Christmas tree, house decorations and assistance, via our local property managers, in sourcing festive food and drink. The dinning kitchen seats 8 easily but we have another dining table and more chairs so it is possible to have 12 or more around the Christmas table. It is ideal for an extended family get-together.

What is there to do at Christmas in the Charente?:

The pool is not available during this period but we do have UK satellite TV and Internet access so you won't miss the Christmas TV and the teenagers won't miss Facebook & Twitter ............

Out and about ....

Walking on the beach or renting sand yachts at St Georges D'Didonne, Ice skating in the square at Rochefort, the huge indoor swimming pool and leisure complex at Jonzac, the Aquarium at LaRochelle or just cycling in the lanes around the house.

Or ....

You could just curl up in front of the fire with one of our many paperbacks or DVD's.

Out of Season Rentals: Please contact us with your requirements. We are quite flexible with rental periods from October through to March.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We really enjoyed our stay at your property. The property had everything to make our stay enjoyable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Jun 2012
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Helen Tunnicliffe

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2006
Speaks English, French
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65548
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
5

ONE OF THE BEST HOUSES IN THIS REGION!

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed in a number of properties in France over the last few years but few have been as well presented or as comprehensively equipped as this superb house in the Saint-Jean-d'Angely area. Firstly the position of Poussardiere is excellent, a really peaceful rural location with views to the front across rolling countryside and yet just 35 minutes from the airport at Rochfort and less than an hour away from the beautiful town of La Rochelle. Although you probably need a car, local villages are convenient for daily necessities and very friendly (and patient with our pigeon French) and if inclined you can easily nip down to the shops in Saint Savinien a couple of miles away, on one of the various push bikes provided.

We expected great things from the write ups and photographs, and we can honestly say nothing let us down, indeed it was better than we imagined. The house is big! there was plenty of room for everyone, furnishings were quality and comfortable, there was wi-fi, English cable TV and the general presentation was really lovely. It took only minutes to feel completely at home. The swimming pool was clean, warm and great fun, a huge asset to the property, you can’t keep kids out of it! and for the adults there is an excellent ‘hot as you dare’ pine sauna. On cooler evenings we were able to have log fires and play games or read books in the big living rooms.

Cooking and meal preparation was easy in the huge comprehensively equipped and well laid out kitchen with everything you would want together with a useful laundry room.

We would strongly recommend a day out to the very beautiful Il de Re.

In summary - we had a wonderful break in this wonderfully restored traditional house, we thought it represented excellent value and will undoubtedly be back (provided that is, there is any availability left after recommending it to all our friends!).
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65548
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
5

A SUPER, CHILLED AND RELAXING PLACE TO STAY..

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful holiday home!

Ourselves and another family went together with 5 children under the age of 5 and found the house ideal. We particularly liked the heated swimming pool with its safety fence and the children loved the pool toys and playing in the gardens.

We had two minor issues - both sorted by the efficient property managers within hours of being reported.

We couldn't fault it!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65548
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
5

FABULOUS HOUSE AND POOL IN VERY QUIET AREA

  • 5 out of 5
The house is in a very quiet location a couple of kms from a small town so car essential. However lots to see locally in Saint Savinien, St Jean D'angley and Saintes. We made a cople of trips to the coast ( about 45mins) and also to Cognac for the requred distillery visit which was well worth it. The view out from the pool side of the house was just peace and quiet, which also meant our children could make as much noise around the pool as they wanted without distrubing others.

The accomocation is even better than the pictures showed. The 2 living rooms both with all tv/dvd/uk satellite options were ideal for us as two families with 4 children between 10-15, for those odd rainy days. The house is furnished and set up for people to live in, not just as a rental, so all you needed was available for proper living and cooking. The owners have a made a great effort to make you feel at home. The big kitchen diner was the hub for us

All in all we had a great time, the house was great value for money, and we will definitely return
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65548
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Rayleigh, Essex
5

OUTSTANDING PROPERTY

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a holiday at this property (July 09), and had a fantastic time. The house has everything we wanted and most of all, in our opinion, was perfect for our 2 year old to happily spend his day, jumping in and out of the main and 'baby' pool, playing in the garden and roaming around this large property - all in the knowledge that the house and land it stands on is very secure and safe.

The property is full of charecter yet has modern bathrooms, internet access, appliances etc and is located in a very peaceful part of France which was what we wanted.

We stayed here with friends yet the house meant none of us felt like we were living on top of eachother - there is so much outside space in sun and shady areas that we spent the days lazing round the pool, playing in the garden, reading a book in the other garden - having a glass of wine (or two) on the terrance in the evening sun, it really was ideal for us.

The house offers various sized rooms, all bigger than your average bedroom in the UK so again, space was never an issue.

Our son was able to watch his faviourite programmes on Cbeebies and on the odd occasion it got a bit chilly in the evening - we all enjoyed watching a good film and the Wimbledon final on the main tv - again, with the help of a bottle of local wine or two - which I should add, is still so much cheaper than you would find in the UK!

To summarise - this is a lovely house with so much to offer. We reluctantly had to leave, after saying an 'emotional' farewell to the geese and goslings the other side of the walled gardens who became firm firends of ours during our stay!

We wouldnt hesitate to go back and hope we do soon.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65548
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
UK
5

RELAXING FAMILY HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at this lovely house last Summer and enjoyed it so much we have booked again for this year.

The pictures of the house look lovely but in the flesh it is actually even bigger and better than it seems. Its in a very quiet spot but only about 10 minutes drive to the village.

Despite being in the country there was plenty for our kids 7, 9, 13 & 15 to do, they were mostly in the heated pool ( lovely ) but we think they appreciated the internet and British TV as well! The owners ( Paul & Helen ) supplied pretty much everything we could think of including pedal bikes.

We had intended to do some sightseeing but spent most of the time at the house as we couldn't drag the kids away! - Maybe this year!

Petra
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Large, detached, character house, private heated pool, Wi-Fi & Sauna
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p65548
Saint-Jean-d'Angely area Charente-Maritime
Edinburgh
5

RURAL IDYLL AND CHARM ABOUNDING

  • 5 out of 5
We (two older adults and four young adults 19-26) loved this house so much, and weather was so good (late June), that our plans to explore the area were often shelved in favour of staying by the lovely pool and making use of the the house's other facilities. The house was very well appointed and comfortable with enough public space, games, books, TVs or PC, to keep us all amused when we just wanted to crash in the evenings. There was nothing we missed or felt we needed. The house and grounds were well looked after by a local couple who were on call if we needed anything - we didn't. The pictures on the website look great, but it's even better in reality! Lovely walks and cycle trails all around the hamlet, along wild-flower lined routes. St Savinien, only 2-3 miles away, has everything you need incl well-stocked supermarket and other small shops, post office and chemists, quaint streets and buildings and a lovely public park. 20 mins by car will take you to a couple of small towns with lots more to do and see, and where you can find smart little boutiques and gift shops, as well as hypermarkets.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
La Rochelle
Nearest Ferry
235 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
2 Miles
St Savinien
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
St Jean d Angely
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Royan
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
St Savinien
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
St Savinien
Car: necessary

The house is located 2 miles from the pretty riverside market town of St Savinien which has a wide range of local shops, a regular market, a Supermarket and leisure activities including an outdoor pool, fishing and children's boating lake.

The Roman town of Saintes is some 15 miles south with a very comprehensive range of shopping, leisure activities and sightseeing including a Roman Amphitheatre. To the north the town of Rochefort is some 15 miles and La Rochelle about 40 miles.

Beaches – the nearest family beach is at Saint Georges de Didonne about a 45 minute drive away.

Riding school for all ages (English spoken) 2 miles. Quad biking 1 mile. The immediate surrounding countryside is superb for cycling with many quiet lanes to explore.

Other Activities: Quad Biking. Horse Riding, Sea Canoeing,

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area, Charente-Maritime

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Summer
19 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,195
for 7 nights
£2,195
 
 
Late Summer
30 Aug 2014 - 27 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Autumn
28 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £50
25% of rental price with reservation - balance due 10 weeks before stay.
Notes All bed linen, hand and bath towels are included for a maximum of 8 persons. A linen supplement charge for occupancy in excess of 8 persons of £5 per person per week, will be made for extra linen & towels.

There is a local property manager on call in case of any problems / emergencies.

Pool Heating - The pool can be heated on request at an extra charge of £60 per week
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Jean-d'Angely area in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Backpack
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Poolside - Outdoor Shower , Sauna cabin
  • There is also a solar powered shower on the pool deck along with a sauna cabin.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Has a Day Bed which is ideal for a young child
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Single bed is a folding camp bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Small single room
  • The master bedroom has a super-king 6ft wide double bed, the 2nd bedroom has a 5ft king size double bed and bedroom 3 has a regular size double bed. There is also a good quality fold up single bed which can be used in any room. The layout of the house makes it ideal for two families sharing as we have three double beds, 4 single beds and two temporary beds (one is in the corner of the 'L' shaped master bedroom so is ideal for a young child). The other folding bed can be used in the second or third bedroom. We also have two travel cots which can be used in any room.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The house has two large lounges / sitting rooms. It was set this way so that one room could be used if adults want to get away from the kids! There is also a small study area with a desk and chair and WiFi Internet Access. TV in each lounge, One TV has a UK 'Free to Air' Satellite system - receives BBC, ITV, News & other channels and French stations. Video, DVD player and I-Pod Speakers. We have a good selection of classic kids Disney / Pixar type DVD's & Video's and a range of classic and recent films for teenagers and Adults. There are also many holiday reading type books / novels in the house and a selection of board games. For out of season rentals the house is very warm and cozy in the Autumn, Winter and Spring months. It has a full gas central heating and wood burners in the Kitchen and in both Lounges. For the youngest family members we have two high-chairs & stair gates and two cots.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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